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Pearl Harbor Day: Websites

The Japanese attack against the naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 led directly to the American entry into World War II. Explore library materials and websites regarding this major historical period.

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History & Memorials

  • Naval History and Heritage Command: Pearl Harbor Raid, 7 December 1941
    The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) is the main archive repository for the U.S. Navy. Their website features art, artifacts, photography, and video collections; museum information; research resources; and current Naval news and events. Explore Pearl Harbor including action plans filed regarding the raid.
  • U.S. Navy: Overview of the Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941
    More from the Naval History and Heritage Command site.
  • National Geographic Society
    National Geographic Society article about the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago.
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor Interactive Map
    Experience photos, footage, and firsthand accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor with this multi-media map and timeline. Follow the attack moment by moment, and target by target.
  • USS Arizona Memorial
    The USS Arizona Memorial was established to pay tribute to those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. This memorial is brought to you by the National Park Service.
  • From Engagement to Peace
    At World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, home of the USS Arizona Memorial, learn about one of the most pivotal moments in US history: the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II.
  • Library of Congress
    Search the Library of Congress for photos, video, and audio recordings related to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • United States Navy
    Search the US Navy's website for articles on veterans and other survivors, as well as memorial information.
    The official site of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Contains images, videos, casualty lists, and eyewitness accounts.
  • Living To Tell The Horrible Tale Of Pearl Harbor
    From 70 years later, survivor Frank Curre briefly recounts his experience.
  • Pearl Harbor Deck Logs and Witnesses
    On December 7, 1941, United States citizens were stunned by the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. This Inside the Vaults video short from the National Archives highlights the deck logs that chronicle the events of the attack from the point of view of the men on board the ships in the harbor.
  • Crafting FDR’s “Day of Infamy” Speech
    An account of the changes and revisions the speech went through before the president delivered it on December 8, 1941.
  • FDR Day by Day December, 1941
    The Franklin D. Roosevelt “Day by Day” Project is an interactive chronology documenting Franklin Roosevelt’s daily schedule as president.  See archived photographs, letters, and journal entries made in December, 1941.

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